Friday, July 07, 2017

Mae West: First Lady

A long article in Radio Guide Week cautioned that MAE WEST would disrupt the airwaves in 1933. Radio reporter Martin J. Porter must have had a crystal ball. Let's take a peek. This is Part 3.
• • Reviewing Radio — — Martin J. Porter • •
• • Blame Eleanor Roosevelt • •
• • Martin J. Porter  wrote:  Will Hays became aware, too, of the First Lady’s objections to recent screen trends, they say, by means of a letter from Washington, D.C.
• • Having learned about all this, the radio gents and the sponsors decided that perhaps it would be best all around if Mae West did not become a radio personality. So radio won't go West.
• • It seems that the observation of a radio oracle, whose name I cant re- member, applies nicely to the West situation. He said it this way, I believe:  There are many people in the radio business who ought to be out 3 and on the other hand, there are many people out of it — — who ought to stay out.
• • This was Part 3, first printed in 1933.  We hope you enjoyed all three sections.
• • Source: Article by Martin J. Porter in Radio Guide Week; published on  Saturday, 23 December 1933.
• • On Thursday, 7 July 1938 • •
• • A 1938 headline in The Sydney Morning Herald tooted: "Mae West and Clark Gable." The screen queen was in her mid-40s and the leading man was 37 years old.
• • "Film News of the Week" announced: It seems impossible to avoid the topic of the new star teams. The latest to be announced is the partnership of Mae West and Clark Gable, who are proposed for the latest roles in "New Orleans," an original story by the man who wrote "San Francisco."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West was married long ago and today she has finally admitted it.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "You're never too old to be younger."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • Town and Country Magazine quoted Mae West.
• • 15 Mae West Quotes to Live By • •
• • Favorite quotes from the woman who coined "YOLO" (way before it was a hashtag). ...
• • Source:  Pictorial edited by Caroline Keane; published on Friday, 26 June 2015
• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 13th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past eleven years. Not long ago, we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,700 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started thirteen years ago in July 2004. You are reading the
blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a
magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material
focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.

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